Edward 'Ned' Murphy

Victorian Football Association
Games: 28 - 31
Goals: 2
Career: 1880 - 1882 1884

Edward 'Ned' / 'Cocky' Murphy

1880 Recruited from Maryborough.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p48)

1880 E. Murphy was named in the Carlton side that played Hotham United at Princes Oval on the 8th. May.
(The Argus)

1881 Has also played occasionally.
(The Footballer 1881. p24)

1882 E. Murphy was one of the Carlton stars in the win over Melbourne, 6.15 to 2.5.
(Umpire O'Neill failed to award one single free kick in this match!)

(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p52)

1883 E. Murphy was playing in the centre for Melbourne.

1884 July 18
Murphy was named in the 20 man squad for the match against Williamstown at Williamstown.

1884 August 27 Wednesday
The Sportsman;
"Ned Murphy, of the Carlton, ought to be a good judge of the game of football, he having had a long experience and played with several prominent clubs.
He says that Rappiport and Lindsay, of the Fitzroy, are two of the fairest players he has ever encountered, and that Jack Baker, of the Carlton, is the best player in the colony, only that he is not in the good graces of the Press correspondants.
Bye-the-bye, amongst his associates Ned is titled "Cocky."
Would not "Shuttle-cocky" be a more appropriate title?"

1884 September 6
Murphy scored 2 goals for the Blues in their victory over South Melbourne at South Melbourne.

1884 September 10 Wednesday
The Sportsman;
"Ned Murphy, of the Carlton, came out of his shell on Saturday, having scored a best on record for this season as against the South Melbourne on their ground, viz, kicking 2 goals for his club.
Why this is a feat neither McShane of the Geelong, Caldwell of the Essendon, Joker Hall of the same club, nor any other individual kickest, has, so far, succeeded it doing.
Why, scoring 2 out of 3 shots for goal is simply astonishing, and it is not to be wondered at that Ned was so cocky on Saturday night.
Bye-the-bye, Ned says that this is the only time that he has ever kicked 2 goals in a match; also he had backed the blues in this contest for half a sov. ( a sov. is a sovereign, a gold coin worth £1 or $2.00), the draw given in, at the same time remarking that every time he has had money on a match his club has never lost, and that for the future he intends backing his club for the same amount in all matches, "just for luck, you know."

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